Fabricio Ávila Rodrigues, Ph.D.Professor at Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Prof. Fabrício Ávila Rodrigues in an Agronomist and received his Ph.D. in 2004 in Plant Pathology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.. Prof. Rodrigues is currently an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the Plant Pathology Department at Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil. Prof. Rodrigues is the author or co-author of more than 100 research articles and ten book chapters, most of which deal with the control of plant diseases using the induced resistance, understanding the infection process of several roots and foliar pathogens, how the pathogens affect the host physiology as well as the defense mechanisms activated by the host in response to pathogen infection. Prof. Rodrigues is also the Editor of the book Silicon and Plant Disease published by Springer. He is currently a consulting member of some Scientific Agencies from the Brazilian Government and abroad and advisor at the graduate programs of Plant Pathology and Plant Physiology at UFV.